Voice Type: Tenor
Role(s) in this year's festival:
Tamino: The Arctic Flute
Previous NUOVA Roles:
2017 - Chorus: "Eugene Onegin"
2017 - Chorus: "Carousel"
2017 - Duke of Dunstable: "Patience"
How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?
- The great American choreographer Twyla Tharp advocated using a box for each project, as she does. She fills each box first with two quotes about her goal for the project and then with images, sounds, colors or anything that can be used towards the preparation to create. So I'm pulling a Twyla Tharp.
What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?
- NUOVA provides an unimaginable repository of support and kinship from not just the teachers but the fellow students as well. I feel free to make big artistic leaps because I know they'll be there to catch me if I fall.
o Education: BMus in Vocal Performance (2019), The Juilliard School
o Awards: Most Promising Young Singer NATS Ontario (2014 and 2015), 1st place Ontario Music Festival Grade 8 Voice, David Ouchterlony Memorial Award Kiwanis (2013), Top Male Vocalist Show Choir Canada (2013)
o Experience/Roles: George in The Silver Bullet (Juilliard Opera-Composer Collaborative Project), Duke of Dunstable in Patience (Opera NUOVA), Yuya in Hoshi (Juilliard Opera-Composer Collaborative Project), Winnie in Summerland (Toronto Theatre Fringe Festival), Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (Wexford Performing Arts)
o Mentors/Inspirations: Sanford Sylvan, Jeanne Slater, David Moody (too many to count!)
o Dream Role(s):Tamino in The Magic Flute, Raúl Yebenes in The Exterminating Angel, Rodolfo in La Bohème